“Developing the Leaders Around You”
Authors: John C. Maxwell
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Guiding Principle number 1: Power of Positive
Principle 1. Power of Positive: Always remember those who have supported you through positive leadership and provided
you mentorship that has enabled your success. Bring this leadership trait forward by ensuring our Sailors are afforded the same
opportunities through effective leadership, education, and communication. The future success of our Navy depends directly on
how we execute and educate in the area of leadership and how we display this in our character on and off duty. Our Sailors will
replicate what they see in us as leaders as they are watching what we say and more importantly what we do 24/7/365.
Thought exercise: Take a moment to reflect on your past. Think of those who have enabled and inspired you. When was the
last time you sent them a note to say, thank you for the opportunities they provided to enable your growth and success?
Developing and enabling our Sailors technically, professionally, and personally is extremely important. One day each of us, as a
leader, will depart our great Navy and move on to other opportunities to serve. Leadership is not always about what you have
accomplished today. One day when we depart a successful career, it will be about the Sailors you led and how prepared they are
to lead forward without you. How often do you invest in our future leaders?
Engage and make a difference. Ask yourself, how does my command ensure leadership courses are conducted routinely and
with a commitment to learn from others who lead? If you see room for improvement, take the time to engage and become part of
growing the effectiveness of the education that is being provided. Our Sailors depend on leaders at all levels to enable their
growth through visual learning. Then exercise positive reinforcement with your Sailors. The Power of your Positive will enable
them to grow.
---FLTCM Benning, Navy Total Force/ MPT&E Fleet Master Chief
POP Leadership – The Mission
The POP mission is to encourage all leaders in our great Navy to understand the importance, use, and demonstration of
positive leadership traits. At each level of leadership we understand our leadership expectations. For our Chiefs, the
CPO Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles is what we expect of our Chief Petty Officers; POP Leadership provides a
tool to execute those expectations.
POP Leadership – The Vision
The POP vision is to create a culture in which our Sailors are growing professionally and personally due to the positive
leadership and the example projected by our leaders throughout the Navy.
Pop Leadership – Guiding Principles
1. Power of Positive
2. Passion with Compassion
3. Pride Projection
5. Projecting a Positive Attitude
6. Success Education
7. Understanding Influence
Power Of Positive (POP) Leadership